Friday, April 10, 2009

To Concerned anonymous

Dear concerned anonymous ,
I am sorry that you are going through a difficult time with your daughter and her eating disorder issues , I too have seen a family member struggle with these issues too , and it is something that your daughter can overcome with the right help and support , however being a role model for my daughter's to me means eating healthy foods that are nutritious and adding daily exercise and being a healthy weight , not being skinny .
I think in my before photo I am of a very healthy weight , and right now I am probably 40 pounds over weight, that too is not healthy .
I assure you that I am well aware of the effects of witnessing a loved ones eating disorders first hand and how this can affect a girl and woman and I am very aware not to send the wrong message, but it is time to stop making excuses for me , there is no denying I have been indulging in unhealthy foods and not exercising so that is an equally bad message or example to set. I speak to my children about the dangers of being too skinny and being unhealthy in that manner as well I would never tell my children not to eat something from fear of becoming fat ,they also go to a healthy living school and learn about nutrition and fitness on a regular basis.
Healthy is my goal as well as self confidence and both of those are good messages to send.
I wish you the best with your daughter , I hope that she is getting the help that she needs and will get through the battle as I know she can .
Chris

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow! I guess that's the blog lifestyle...put yourself out there and hear all the opinions good or bad. I commend you for striving to be healthy and set a good example for your girls. I wish you all the best.
Cathy

Anonymous said...

What a heartfelt message Chris...I feel for that Mother.

Well the reason I am here ...I just wanted to hop on by and wish you and your lovely family a Happy Easter !!

Kathy :)

hella said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!
Love you tons!
mom

Magic Brush said...

Well said.... I need to stop kidding myself saying I need to loose 20... I really need to loose 30. UG!

It's such a fine line with kids...it sounds like you are doing a good job. Didn't see the anonymous comment... but its heartbreaking to see families dealing with eating disorders... it affects everyone.

Blessings,
Jennifer

Gaston Studio said...

I concur with Cathy; in the meantime, try to have wonderful holiday weekend.

Happy Easter!
Jane

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,My name is Sandy. I wrote the comment eating disorders.I am not trying to be anonymous, I tried to link to my account and for some reason it wouldn't...this is what worked so I went with it.

Thank you for your kind comments. My daughter went to a treatment centre for six weeks in arizona and is doing great...still in recovery but making progress.Part of the process was our whole family going down to arizona for a week and being part of the recovery. I learned so much down there and met some wonderful families who are struggling with the same disease.

I hope my comments weren't inappropriate and i hope I didn't offend you or anybody. When you go through a difficult time you want some good to come of it and I feel that perhaps I could be of some help to someone if I spoke up at the appropriate time. Perhaps I shouldn't have used your blog,which people come to for inspiration, in that way.

best wishes for a healthier you!
Sandy

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